District Earns Three State Communication Awards

The Mineral Point Unified School District was honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with three awards for its work in school communications during the 2017-18 school year. #PointerNation has now earned 10 WSPRA Awards since the fall of 2015. WSPRA showcased the Spectrum Awards at its annual fall conference, this year held … Read More

Civic Responsibility

It is hard to believe that November is already here! It’s been a busy two months of building our learning community at school, connecting with kids, staff and families, and discussing our goals. For this school year, we are focused as a faculty on reading instruction, specifically thinking about the text. This includes thinking critically … Read More

Voters Approve Referenda Questions

Mineral Point Unified School District voters approved two referenda questions on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Question 1 asked for $11.92 million to renovate and expand the existing elementary building. Question 2 asked for $350 thousand recurring for ongoing district operations. “Thank you, Pointer Nation. We are grateful for the results of this election and … Read More

Regardless of Referendum Outcome, Mill Rate Will Drop in 2018-19

At a brief special meeting Monday night, the Mineral Point School Board certified two levies for the 2018-19 school year, contingent on the outcome of the November 6 elementary building referendum vote. Either a pass or fail vote will produce a mill rate drop. (Keep scrolling past the video for more article text) The first … Read More

Doye Named WSPRA Vice President

The Wisconsin School Public Relations Association has named Joelle Doye, Mineral Point Unified School District Communications Director, as its next Vice President. This is a five year leadership commitment–she will serve two years as Vice President, one year as President-Elect, and two years as President. She has been a WSPRA Board member since Spring 2017 … Read More

Enrollment Up for 2018-19

Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright shared enrollment data from the state’s 3rd Friday count in September with the Board at Monday night’s meeting. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Mineral Point has 759 students this year, up from 724 last year. However, for purposes of calculating state aid, the number is 688 as not … Read More

Fall Learning Opportunities at Elementary School

This post is to make you aware of a few learning opportunities for students this fall. Family Math Night On November 1, education students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville along with their instructors will be hosting an evening of math games and activities. Family math night starts at 5 P.M. and runs until 7 P.M. … Read More

Board Looks to Fill Vacant Seat

At last night’s October 8 meeting, School Board President Jeff Basting read a resignation letter from Board Member Kelly Gundlach, effective immediately. Gundlach’s letter stated that, as of November 1, her permanent address will be in Illinois. She added, “I am grateful to have represented the interest of taxpayers, parents, teachers, and last but not … Read More

Homecoming 2018

Mineral Point School District is anxiously anticipating celebrating its 2018 Homecoming October 1st through 6th. This year’s theme is “Point’s Got Game!” Court members are, left to right, front row: Senior Representative Dana Schmitz, Senior Queen Candidates Miranda Oellerich, Mara Aschliman and Kaitlyn Kinch, Senior Representative Josie Lindholm. Second row: Freshman Representatives Mallory Lindsey and … Read More

Board Honors Businesses

The Mineral Point School Board began its meeting Monday night by honoring four businesses named to the 2018 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Business Honor Roll. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Honored were: Badger Welding, Midwest Roofing, The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health, and SSM Health. Badger Welding: Badger Welding of Mineral … Read More